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  • Any one of the 365 is a good day
    to show someone you care
    remind the world that you live here
    in trust

    Coral reef consciousness
    teeming ancestral repository
    200,000 layers of hominidae

    Yes we’re all one & they’re alive in us now

    Left to our own devices (none other work as well)
    we carve a world from limited options
    & this fraction where we ingest ideas
    conditions the why for the what that we do

    We call it home. A reference point.
    We give it a name. Familiar.
    Each one schooled by where we live
    each one cultured by mother tongue

    Ideas are not really ours. We’d like to believe it a little
    but that’s an idea too. Woven into the fabric of air
    passed along in genes, dandelion puff
    ideas seed themselves in order to survive

    We’re the ones that take it personally
    fashion a geometry to divulge the future
    ideas don’t care what we’re secretly planning
    or the colour of our skin

    But without us as vessels they’re done-for
    ideas live because we do
    us in the ideas we breathe

    You’d think a sapien would know
    what ideas to hold onto
    which to discard

    Lured & distracted by the shiny new
    chained to heave on those oars
    there’s talk in the village
    of what’s beyond these peaks

    Snail our natural pace of change
    (plodding blob of amoeba middle)
    fast is a vanity the hand-held whimsy

    2012 years ago 170 million souls
    made up the world
    today it’s 7 billion burgeoning
    2 billion exchanging on line

    Collective CPU is overloaded
    with ceaseless everyday fluff
    we key it in on tablets
    maxing-out plastic requests

    Mindfully at the window
    looking both ways
    we don’t need a single thing

    post scriptum: image courtesy of Karma Decay & used entirely tongue-in-cheek
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